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There is a law all about cookies? Yup. There is. You can read more about it on the ICO website if you are inclined. It’s very boring, so if you are an insomniac do head over there. The short version of it is that we need to tell you about our cookies and about how we use your data.

In the mean-time here is some information about your privacy on my website and about my website’s cookie use and how you can opt out.

How Cornwell Photography uses your information.

My basic rule of thumb is “how would I feel if my information was treated like that?” So whilst I do use contact details that you give me to send marketing information to you I give you ways to unsubscribe if you wish. I don’t share your details with other people. My aim is to be a good guy.

If you send an email to me, or if you use the ‘contact’ page you may wonder what happens to your details.

Actually, it is very simple. In both cases I see an email from you in my inbox. I will reply to that email, if a reply is needed. If you sign up for a newsletter that goes to MailChimp to allow me to send emails to you.

What if you enquire about me doing a photo session or a wedding? In that case you go on my database and I will follow up with you as needed. And because I also use email marketing I will add you to my email list for my newsletter (I use MailChimp just now). If you don’t want emails from me in the future just tell me when you first contact me or unsubscribe when I send you an email – there is always an unsubscribe link.

I do not share details that you give to me with anyone else either. I hate it when it happens to me and I will not sell/give your information away. “But Mark, I’m only on your site because you contacted me!” If that is the case then I was provided with your email address by somewhere like a wedding fair that you attended and you said that you were happy to be contacted by suppliers. Or maybe you were at a networking event with me and handed me your card to contact you – in which case you’ve probably added me to your mailing list too!

If you do not want further contact with me please simply email me and I will take you off my list, or hit that unsubscribe link in the email.

Oh and if you look at my testimonials page you’ll see stuff written by other couples. If you fill out one of those forms it will go on that page if you tick the box that you are happy to share comments.

Warm Milk and Cookies

You have probaly heard about cookies before. Like many other websites, the morethanaphotograph website uses cookies. The ones we use are looked after by Google Analytics and they are used to help us analyse how users use our site. They simply tell us anonymous stuff like which browser is being used and which pages were visited: so many websites use them that it is hard to avoid them these days.

Since I originally wrote this Facebook has gained prominance. I use Facebook for marketing and if you visit my website and have a Facebook userid they will know (somehow – don’t ask me!). It’s just like if you visit Amazon and look at a pair of shoes and they miraculously appear elsewhere. I may appear on Facebook if you come here. Magic.

The other cookies we use are MailChimp ones in our email campaigns so that we know if our emails are even being looked at!

The only other time we gather your data is if you buy images from one of my galleries. The details there are used, again, for email marketing and… well for sending you what you’ve purchased.

But I do not like cookies!

That’s fine by us. We use cookies only to find out how people use our site. If the vision of Big Brother worries you – turn them off. The site will still work. Need a hand doing that? It’s fairly easy – even my Antivirus/Firewall software has a tool for turning cookies off if I don’t want them these days so there are plenty of ways of stopping the Google Analytics cookies if you don’t want them.

Links to other sites

Of course, other sites that we have links to are not in our control and this privacy policy does not cover the links within this site that go elsewhere.

Where you do find links on this site they have been put there because we think they may have something of use to you.

Warm Milk and Cookies – again

I know it is not really anything to do with the privacy policy but my reference to Warm Milk and Cookies is from something someone gave me many years ago on a bit of A4 paper titled Warm Milk and Cookies. If you have never read it the quote from Robert Fulghum’s book called All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten is well worth the read. Songs of similar ilk exist, but this is the original. Enjoy.